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The Holy Byble, conteining the Olde Testament and the Newe. Authorised and appointed to be read in churches
London: Christopher Barker, 1585. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 11 ½ x 16 ½ inches. Folio. [18] + 536 (OT & Apocrypha) + 137 (NT) leaves. A (4 leaves) + B (6 leaves) + [par.] (6 leaves) + 2[par.] (2 leaves) + A-Tttt (in 6s) + Uuuu (8 leaves) (OT & Apocrypha) + A-Z (in 6s) (NT). Printed in two column black letter type. Marbled endpapers. Title page, Almanacke and calendar printed in red and black. Title, last page and old ffep cropped and laid down. Includes genealogical table and Garden of Eden engraving. A few early pages with marginal losses. Loss to lower corner of leaf 1 affecting 4 lines of text. Closed tear with old repair to 435 and 509 (OT), and to 20 and 107 (NT). Occasional stain to margin and a few pages with bleaching of ink, otherwise pages very bright and clean. With the separate title pages to Psalter, Apocrypha and New Testament complete. Small ink inscription to verso of Apocrypha title and to margin of Psalter and New Testament titles. Z5 (137) cropped and mounted in old repair. Colophon present. Z6 (final blank) lacking. Bound in later (possibly 19th Century) full dark brown calf with geometric decorations to boards and spine. Spine with 5 raised bands and red morocco spine label with gilt title. Old spine repair with original spine neatly relaid. Light wear to edges and slight rounding to corners. Herbert 188. ESTCS156. The only edition after 1572 to contain the Psalter of the 1568 folio Bishops version rather than the BCP version. An excellent copy of this rare Bible.
      [Bookseller: St. Wulfstans Books]
Last Found On: 2013-07-27           Check availability:      Biblio    

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